When was the last time you properly cleaned your makeup brushes? Can't remember? Then you might be swirling bacteria and fungus on your face—ick! Makeup brushes pick up and accumulate dead skin cells, oils, dirt and any other bacteria that's on your skin. This leads to brushes that are stiff with separated bristles, causing streaky makeup and eventually destroying your tool. Plus, touching your face with a dirty brush every day can cause clogged pores and breakouts, too. Take the time to clean yours as often as possible. The following products make it easy:
- Clinique Brush Cleanser is a great wash to remove all the grime that's accumulated, leaving a completely clean, sanitized brush.
- Bare Escentuals Quick Change Brush Cleaner is a lifesaver when you need to instantly remove pigment from your brushes. It allows you to go from one shade to another in seconds, leaving no traces of the previous color.
Remember: Clean brushes mean a clean, happy face!
—By Maite Gonzalez, beauty intern